Professor Muzipasi Shumba dies, burial today in Mzimba


The body of Professor Muzipasi Shumba who introduced drama studies at the University of Malawi (UNIMA) and Mzuzu University will be laid to rest today at Magodi Shumba Village, Traditional Authority M’Mbelwa in Mzimba.

Shumba died at home on Monday midnight, according to family members.

Shumba, fondly known as Mupa by his students, joined UNIMA as an administrative officer on April 1 1966, but moved to academic work in the English Department in 1969.

This was after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Geography and History at Makerere University in Uganda where he was also a member of the Makerere Travelling Theatre.

In 1971, Shumba went to the University of Edmonton in Canada where he did a Master of Arts in drama literature.

Mupa was born on May 5 1940 at Euyangeni Village in Mzimba.

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel:

Robert Ngwira
Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Featured Video

click to play


More like this

Chisale Denies Six Counts Including Intimidation and Disorderly Conduct

Norman Chisale, the personal bodyguard of former president Peter...

Police arrest 21 Ethiopians for illegal entry into Malawi

Police in Kasungu district have arrested 21 Ethiopian nationals...

Unidentified Bodies from Rumphi Road Accident Await Identification After One Month

Two bodies from a fatal road accident in Rumphi,...

Lady Shares the Lavish Wedding of Friend She Attended With Plenty Food (Watch Video)

A Nigerian lady shared a delightful experience attending her...